With more and more interracial romances and marriages occurring everywhere, it makes sense that there's a rise in the number of mixed-race children coming into the world. But despite it becoming a lot more common than in the past, some countries are still adjusting to this phenomenon, while others are more used to it than others. So what is it like to be mixed race in Korea? A video showing some bicultural Koreans getting interviewed about what it's like is sure to not only entertain you, but give you a little peek into their daily lives.

Even the Korean media has claimed that racism in Korea is a widespread social problem. And unfortunately, like so many other countries around the world, the prejudice is directed more at those who are seen as "inferior" — the immigrant laborers from other Asian countries and Africa, than it is at those from Europe or North America who are just visiting or living in Korea. But slowly, things are getting better. In 2004, for example, legislation was enacted to improve the lives of immigrant families, and in 2011, a ban that restricted mixed-race Koreans from enlisting in the military was uplifted. The world is more connected than ever before, and people from everywhere are falling in love with each other and having kids. Even in Japan, seeing mixed-race kids walking around is now a common sight, something that wasn't a generation ago. These days, many celebrities, athletes, and others are half-Japanese and half-wherever-else, and they're not only accepted, but thriving in a culture that has long been homogenous and very Japanese.

So what is it like being mixed race in Korea? What does it feel like to be half Korean and half something else? Check out the video below, and you'll find out what it's like. It's very interesting, and definitely worth a watch. 


Shopping King Louis

Starring Seo In Guk and Nam Ji Hyun

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